Song of the Day: Peruvian Encrusted Swordfish – Griff/Scorcese

Jihad Scorcese and Jason Griff – otherwise known as – SCORCESE/GRIFF – slams down a pretty slick joint into today’s limelight, entitled ‘Peruvian Encrusted Swordfish’

The duo’s latest track forms part of their upcoming collaborative album, ‘Dream Team: A Stokely Hathaway Joint’, teaming up with fellow rapper, Stokely Hathaway of WWE/NXT (now known as Malcolm Given).

Get the first lick of the album below…

Mixtape Review: First Things First – Kid Cut

First things first – no pun intended – KID CUT is not messing around with his debut project, ‘First Things First’ . His ambition for a place in the underground hip-hop scene is felt in his fire-skippy flow and every word he presents.

The collection caught fire from the very beginning, alternating between uptempo blazing beats and laid back, after hours mixture of R&B and hip-hop, driven by a go-all-hard bassline. Deeper into the mixtape and that bassline only gets infectiously dense with KID CUT going all in by putting that extra oomph into his delivery.

I’m telling you, this guy is a real contender; check out his work.

Must Listens: Feel Alive, Scrub, Telling Lies, Unreachable, Love Kid Fuck Cut.

Song of the Day: Magic – Bree

Earlier this year, new R&B artist BREE released two new singles, ‘Addiction’ and ‘Magic’ which both received major spins from Coast to Coast Live Radio & It was a hard task but after much deliberation, ‘Magic’ made it to today’s hotspot as the slick number is built on her notable reputation of emerging a modern twist on smooth 90’s style-R&B and soul (think of The-Dream and Jeremih) with the result that can be wrapped up in one word: dynamic.

Described by her fans as a triple threat, the Chicago singer, songwriter and actress has performed in various states including Iowa, Indianapolis,Wisconsin and Chicago and is preparing for live performances this summer: opening up for The Weekend in Phoenix Arizona (a competition in ATL for a Grand prize up to $50,000); A 2017 BET AWARDS Investment deal opportunity up to $30K and The 2017 Coast to Coast Live Competition for a Cash Prize of $25K.

But right now, this smooth operator-on-the-rise is currently working on visuals for the singles – so keep an eye out for that here on NEW LEASE MUSIC.

For now, kick back and relax to ‘Magic’.

New Track: Views Of You – Sofi De La Torre (ft. Taylor Bennett)

Following the release of her previous track $, SOFI DE LA TORRE makes a quick return to NEW LEASE MUSIC, teaming up upcoming Chicago rapper Taylor Bennett for the latest bitter-sweet single, ‘Views Of You’, released on last Friday under her self-style banner #PopDoneRight.

On ‘Views Of You’ both Sofi and Taylor speak regretfully about a lost lover. Soft pads, guitar and delicate fluttering piano allow de la Torre and Taylor’s vocal lines to shine, propelling their vocals to the fore.

Taylor, who recently teamed up with brother Chance The Rapper, Lil Yachty and Jerimih, imparts a robust verse over the delicate instrumental, produced with Finnish producer Jonas Karlsson, who has worked on so many of Sofi’s past successes, including ‘Flex Your Way Out’ feat. Blackbear’. The late-2016 single received extensive support, including an interview with Noisey on Beats 1, her first BBC Radio 1 spin courtesy of Jamz Supernova, and her highest play count yet, with over 5 million hits across Spotify, YouTube and Soundcloud.

‘Views Of You’ is the latest single from the debut album, following the chilled alt-pop cut ‘$’. To mark release of the album, the Berlin-based singer will be visiting London to perform at The Woods in Shoreditch on 13th May – so if you’re in the area, stop by and take in the dreamy R&B pop vibes.

For now, get a taste for things to come and listen to ‘Views Of You.’




Review: Clear Eye’d – JaySIN

Clear Eye'd

1. Intro
2. Demons All Around Me
3. Dear Alvin
4. Lost
5. FTW
6. My Pain
7. JaySIN None Like Me
8 JaySIN Ruckus $h!t
9. Gas
10. Drug Addicts
11. Vmails
12. 6figures

Jason Slusser -aka -JAYSIN  is a rapper that definitely needs to be heard. From a young age, he had love for hip-hop, listening to TUPAC and GETO BOYS RECORDS. By the age of nine, he wrote his first rap and by the age of 14, this underground hardcore upriser left school to pursue his music career, recording in his mother’s trailer and soon started performing at house parties and local venues. By the age of 18, he started releasing mixtapes, gaining a respectable fan base.

Gaining his huge fan base wasn’t down to rapping about the sweetest bootie in the club. Instead his lyrics reflect the harsh experience he encountered in his short life –which includes poverty, depression, uncertainly, suicide, feeling lost and drug taking – and this is all included in his latest mixtape, Clear Eye’d, released this month.

Beyond the harsh, hard-hitting lyrics of his life, there is an undercurrent that his Chicago-born struggling artist yearns to be a better person – and Demons All Around Me, Lost and 6figures speaks of his struggle to stay on the right track. His angrier-than-ever raps in is evident in tracks FTW and Gas, as it documents his frustration with the corruption of the government and his personal encounter and experience with the police.

JAYSIN is not afraid to represent the black sleeps of societies across the globe through this 12-track mixtape. Beyond the dope beats, he’s not afraid to invite you into his harsh reality. After listening to Clear Eye’d, I can’t help but have the fullest respect for this guy. The mixtape definitely deserves your attention. Check it out here.